ARLINGTON, Texas – All-Star infielder Alex Bregman left Houston's match in Texas on Thursday night after a ball jumped up and hit him on the chin.
Chief A.J. Hinch said during an interview in the game on the ESPN broadcast that it looked like Bregman's chin was split up. Hinch said Bregman wanted to stay in the match, but the team made him be controlled by a doctor.
Bregman played card stops and shifted in the middle of the infield in the third innings when he walked into the field a grounder struck by Shin-Soo Choo. The ball took a late high jump and dropped Bregman in the lower half of his face, and it seemed to be blood when he was tended by a coach.
Bregman is Houston's premier third baseman, but has played short stops with Carlos Correa on the damaged list.
Myles Straw replaced Bregman at shortstop.
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